“I found the course invaluable.  The modules were well presented and documented and I particularly appreciated that the teaching was backed up with research-based evidence.  The assignments offered practical ways of demonstrating the various approaches and provided me with opportunities of researching in-depth, a personal response to each subject.  The marked assignments were marked and returned quickly and the tutor’s comments and suggestions were always insightful and considered.”  CG

Mindbody healing refers to the way our thoughts, emotions, and behaviours affect our health, and the therapies that use mindbody interactions to promote wellbeing.

Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine believed that health is a state of harmony that exists among mind, body, spirit, and the external environment. He said ‘The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well’ thus we all possess the power to heal ourselves, to some degree once we integrate and balance the mind, body, and spirit with our surroundings.

“Thank you for your guidance and teaching.  It has been a privilege to complete this course with you.  Your insightful and intelligent comments on my assignments provided me with a deeper understanding and opened up new ways of looking at topics which I considered I already knew well.  I am amazed at how promptly the assignments were marked and how organized you were in sending information and modules.”  S.A. doctor consultant


The Certificate in Mindbody Coaching is suitable for anyone interested in health and wellbeing as well as qualified or near-qualified health and wellbeing professionals.  The course is designed to provide the underpinning theory of mindbody coaching and doesn’t include any skills development.

Professionals who have studied with us include: GPs, counsellors, complementary therapists, army officers, HR professionals, nurses (diabetic, theatre, hospice, general), coaches, advocacy management, occupational therapists, nutritionists, paediatricians, medical physiotherapists, police officers, personal trainers, mental health workers, day centre management, adult social care workers, community service management, health care support workers, teachers and rehab workers.

How you could use your learning

This course is best used for CPD (continuing professionals development) alongside other healthcare qualifications or experience e.g. complementary therapy, energy healing, support work, counselling or nursing.   The course carries 1 CPD point for each hour of study.

Many students take the course for personal interest and some use it as a stepping stone to further learning.

You could use this learning to improve an existing business.

You could use what you learn on this course to: integrate into counselling, weave into a complementary therapy practice, enhance nursing skills, move into corporate wellbeing, improve a long-term-condition management service, develop wellness programmes for health and wellbeing charities, specialise in wellness programmes e.g. pregnancy or positive aging, offer wellness coaching to NHS services, enhance fitness e.g personal training or weight management, work with parents/families, offer services to health clubs and spas or work with community organisations to improve the health and wellbeing of the community.


The Certificate in Mindbody Coaching is taken over one year through supported distance learning.  However, you can complete the course quicker if you choose.  Features of distance learning include:

  • Flexibility: Start your course anytime and learn from anywhere.
  • Accreditation and credibility:

    – Student membership of the Association for Coaching (AC) for 12 months.

    – CPD recognition from the National Council of Psychotherapists (NCP).

    – There is the opportunity to apply for full membership of the NCP and AC upon qualification depending on criteria fulfilment.

  • Community:   Access to Wellness Professionals at Work Learning Hub on Facebook. Study-buddies are encouraged.
  • Materials provided:  Learning materials.
  • Tutor support: Quick turnaround for queries and marking (one week) with support by email, phone, post and online.  You are constantly encouraged with quality feedback and challenge.
National Council of Psychotherapists (NCP)

Wellness Professionals at Work is an accredited CPD Centre with the NCP and each hour of study for this course counts as one CPD point. The NCP is one of the longest established and prestigious societies of its type in the UK and enjoys an international reputation.  Following successful completion of the course, you are eligible for full NCP membership as long as you fulfil membership criteria.


Psychoneuroimmunology – Immune System – Nervous System – Endocrine System – Stress effects on the immune system – Definitions of stress – Signs of stress – General Adaptation Syndrome – Positive and negative effects of stress – Acute and chronic stress – Human Function Curve model of stress – Other conditions which have the same symptoms as stress – Causes of stress – Who is at risk of stress – Change and stress – The brain’s response to acute stress – Short and long-term responses

The Relaxation Response – Breathing techniques – Progressive muscle relaxation – Autogenic training – Biofeedback


Differences between coaching, counselling and mentoring – AC Coaching Competency Framework – AC Code of Ethics and Good Practice – How people learn – GROW Model – Other coaching models – Facilitating coaching sessions – Showing attention and interest – Using exploration skills – Showing understanding skills – Using action skills – Change management – Coaching management: supervision, record keeping, confidentiality, insurance, data protection


Defining cognitive behavioural coaching – The 8-step process to using CBC in coaching – Step 1: Setting the Scene for CBC – Step 2: Problem Identification – Step 3: Goal Selection – Step 4: Choices & Consequences – Step 5: Exploration of Faulty Thinking – Step 6: Decision-Making & Action Planning – Step 7: Implementation – Step 8: Evaluation


What is wellness- Why mindset is important to wellness – How we learn our mindset – Emotional blocks to wellness- Cognitive behavioural link – Identifying limiting mindsets – How to move past limiting mindsets


Development of using visualization and imagery in mindbody healing – Imagery in healthcare – Guided imagery for self-healing – Imagery techniques – Preparing a client for imagery – Guiding the client using imagery


Anger management – Anxiety management – Emotional management – Problem-solving training – Improving emotional intelligence – Laughter and humour – Self-esteem and self-acceptance concepts – Love and support – Cognitive underpinnings of emotions

Brain boosters (food and supplements) – Brain drainers – Balancing hormones – Lifting Your Mood – Improving sleep – Generating energy to improve mood – Referral


Creating a Mindful Writing Practice – Experimenting with Techniques – Writing Personal Narratives – Symbolism – Bibliotherapy – Creating Story-Parables


What flower remedies are – How flower remedies work – The three categories of healer plants – The seven groups – Overview of remedies – Making flower remedies – Using flower remedies with animals – Using flower remedies with bodywork – Using flower remedies in the home – Flower remedies in pregnancy and birthing – Flower remedies for therapists and healers



Introduction to mindfulness – Mindfulness in daily living – The link between wellbeing and human spirituality – Personal Meaning Profile – Coping Schemas Inventory – The Wheel of Life – Labyrinths

Introducing nature-based healing – Connecting mindfulness and nature – Bringing nature home – Celebrating the seasonal wheel – Embracing the elements – Engaging with green activities – How to create a reflective nature journal

Personal tele-coaching – Group tele-coaching – Personal face-to-face coaching – Personal coaching by Skype – Face-to-face group coaching – Webinars – Teleseminars – Email coaching – Products


Each module has guided reading plus a 1000 word assignment.


Jan Eaton is your tutor for this course.

You can meet Jan at our Meet the Team page.


I am lucky to find this course online.  It was filled with new information regarding different topics I wasn’t aware of.  English is my second language, however I found the material very clear and well organised.  I honestly loved every module in this course and my tutor was very helpful.  I am now more confident meeting clients and have a variety of healing tools to help them to a healthier lifestyle.  I have implemented some of these tools on myself with positive experience.  Suzie, yoga teacher

What an excellent course! I want to thank you again so much for transforming all of your experience and skills into education. I hope this will not be the last study I do with you. I have loved every minute of the course. Each module has been relevant to all of my experiences both as a patient and a care provider. Each module represented a major phase of my own coping with a past health crisis. If anything, I personally will always see the program as an opportunity to more fully enter into all of the areas that make me well. I will eventually share this information. Your program flowed, the format felt natural and the instructions were clear and succinct. I never felt lost. Really, I nodded my head up and down most of the way through. Stellar instruction design and essential course material. Thank you. C

I have so enjoyed doing the course as it has added some new and helpful skills to my existing ones.  Many thanks for all your support and encouragement over the last two years.  I have so appreciated your insights and feel they have given me both food for thought as well as highlighting those areas in my work experience that I can develop or that are in need of further exploration. Catriona

The knowledge and quality of tutor feedback was excellent and the course was a great reminder of information I had gained over my many years in medicine.  I like the guided imagery for self-healing and preparing a client for imagery gave me very specific ways to approach the client.  Renee Sands

The course was exactly what I needed and the assignments were well balanced. Yaron Engler


Your fee of £699 includes:

  • CPD recognition from the National Council of Psychotherapists (NCP)
  • opportunity to apply for full membership (NCP) upon criteria fulfilment
  • access to Wellness Professionals at Work Learning Hub on Facebook
  • study-buddies
  • learning materials
  • tutor support by email, phone, post and online
  • occasional Wellness Professionals at Work members newsletter
  • student membership of the Association for Coaching (AC) for 12 months.

You can pay by bank transfer or online.

Use this currency convertor for the investment in your national currency.

Payment options:

  1. Pay in FULL in advance to receive 5% discount, that’s just £664
  2. Pay six instalments: £199 upon enrolment plus five monthly standing orders of £100


If you would like to enrol on the Certificate in Mindbody Coaching,  send an email informing of your payment to info@laurelalexander.co.uk and complete and return this enrolment form.

Pay online here or contact Laurel to make a standing order or bank transfer arrangement.